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HIPAA Compliance Checklist for Medical Practices

Harold Gibson

As you know, 2016 is a big year for HIPAA compliance audits. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), mandated to conduct random audits under the HITECH Act, gave plenty of warning that this year's random compliance audits would begin with a renewed focus on smaller practices (15 or fewer providers) and include Business Associates (BAs) in the audit protocols.

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Topics: Medical Practice Revenue

Tips to Improve the Website to Grow a Medical Practice

Neeraj Jain

If you're trying to keep a steady stream of new patients calling your office, the following statistics ought to be a wake-up call:

  • Some 77% of consumers used search last year to find a health care provider. 
  • Over 70% of all traffic goes to the first five listings on the search results page. 
  • The number one listing gets almost a third of the traffic—all by itself. 
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Topics: Medical Practice Marketing

Obamacare 2016: Success or Failure?

Harold Gibson

No matter your political persuasion, there's enough available data to make the case either way. The law's proponents point to the uninsured rate of 11%, the lowest in over eight years, and down 6.1% since Obamacare's individual mandate took effect. 

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Topics: Medical Practice Revenue

True Impact of the Patient Prior Authorization Process

Patrick Dougherty

Prior authorizations are the bane of primary care providers everywhere, sucking up time and valuable resources from both your the front and back office staff. You've probably given more than passing thought to the irritations involved in the process, but you probably haven't considered the impact on your bottom line. 

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Topics: Medical Practice Marketing, Medical Practice Revenue

Avoid Pitfalls in the Provider Credentialing

Patrick Dougherty

Just a couple of decades ago getting credentialed with an insurance panel wasn't so critical to a practice's success. Patients didn't expect that every doctor would accept their insurance, not every service was covered by insurance (think chiropractic care, mental health, and substance abuse, for example), and most insurance plans offered some out-of-network benefits so you could grow your practice even without enrolling in every plan. 

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Topics: Medical Practice Revenue

About this blog

A place for physicians and other healthcare RCM stakeholders to share and discover information about everything related to medical billing and ways to increase revenue.

Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices. 

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